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the speeches from the candidates on our special campaign 2020 >> live wednesday on the c-span networks, the house returns at 10:00 a.m. for general speeches and at noon for a wilderness land bill. the senate continues work on judicial nominations and begins debate on a war powers resolution that would limit a action against iran. on c-span3, hearings on the president's budget proposal. at 10 a.m. the committee looks at the budget and at 1 p.m. we join the senate finance committee. >> coming up in 90 minutes, politico budget and appropriations reporter on trump's fiscal year 2021 budget.
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desouza on his agency's newreport on the state. election security. [video clip] victories behind us, popular vote in iowa and victory tonight, we are going to nevada, south carolina, we are going to well.ose states as ♪ host: with that, the 2020 new hampshire primary is history with bernie sanders edging pete buttigieg. welcome to "washington journal" for this wednesday. we will spend the first 90 minutes talking about the results, looking ahead to nevada, south carolina, asking of new the momentum out hampshire. republicans use 202-748-8001 to
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call. democrats, 202-748-8000. independents, 202-748-8002. you can send us a text. that line, 202-748-8003. make sure you include your name and where you are texting from. on twitter we are @cspanwj and post your thoughts on facebook at most of the votes are in a, about 87% of the precincts reporting and here is where things stand. bernie sanders with 27.5 -- 25.7% of the vote. pete buttigieg, 24.4%. into thirdar moving -- 19.8ampshire at 19 percent. of the vote related so
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far. bernie wins new hampshire by a whisker. the margin last night, bernie sanders has roughly 3600 votes over pete buttigieg it is minuscule and lays out an argument that have somewhat equal -- they have somewhat frontclaim to being the runner. sanders wrapping people who take -- therom billionaires party is not moving closer together, but headed for a showdown. rising. they say amy klobuchar had a stellar and unexpectedly strong finish. while the race may be between sanders and buttigieg, the minnesota democrat is poised to alternative. let's listen to a little bit more. [video clip] >> the reason we won tonight in
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new hampshire, we won last week in iowa. [applause] it is because of the hard work and let mevolunteers here isght this victory the beginning of the end for donald trump. with victories behind us,
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popular vote in iowa and the victory tonight, we are going to nevada, south carolina, we are going to win those states as well. tonight, i want to take the myortunity to express appreciation and respect for all of the democratic candidates we ran against. klobuchar,ieg, amy , andbeth warren, joe biden what i can tell you with absolute certainty and i know i speak for everyone of the democratic candidates is that no matter who wins, and we certainly hope it is going to be us, we are going to unite -- we are going to unite together and defeat the
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most dangerous president in the modern history of this country. host: the votes showing bernie sanders getting 26% of the votes so far in new hampshire with pete buttigieg just over 25%. this thist tweeting morning. bernie wins, pete chases, elizabeth fades, joe flops. stories on the twoout from abc news thousand -- primary reaches 2008 levels. fromon the republican side pbs, trump overwhelmingly wins republican primary in new hampshire. the president won new hampshire with more than 12,000 votes to the longshot challenger, bill weld.
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approaching a modern historical high for an incumbent president, in43% set by ronald reagan 1984. your calls and comments, republican line. .emocrats, 202-748-8000 --endent bang, 202-748-8002 independents, 202-748-8002. richard, good morning. caller: good morning. i think this is great fodder for political cartoonists. can you hear me? host: we sure can. caller: i think some good cartoons, joe biden attacked and hellege student leaves new hampshire with his tail between his legs. the other is elizabeth warren. somebody could do a cartoon of her being stopped and first --
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frisked for delegates. caller: is that me? host: you are on the air. caller: i support bernie sanders. he is talking establishment and the plutocrats. i hope he has good security. we don't need any more assassinations. host: how do you think bernie will carry the wind forward from new hampshire -- win forward from new hampshire? of it is i think he has the passion behind him. people are behind him. i am in wisconsin and we are going door to door. host: when do you have a primary in wisconsin? caller: i think it is february -- mid february. set forvada caucus
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saturday, february 22. februaryolina primary 29 and super tuesday, a whole bunch of states voted. front page of usa today, democrats struggled to fire up voters. as the nation parses the results of the new hampshire primary for signs of who might emerge to be the democratic nominee, party leaders will scrutinize turnout figures to assess whether they are facing the same enthusiasm headwinds that worked against hillary clinton. democrats cannot take it for granted we will have an enthusiasm advantage. just having trump on the ballot is not enough. usa today writes democrats are increasingly worried about from's advantages from the strong economy to volatility in their own field. two thirds of voters expect
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trump to be reelected even as americans leave he does not deserve a second term. their democrats say nominee will "definitely beat trump while 38% of democrats said it would be more likely than not that trump will win a second term. your thoughts on the new hampshire primary and what is ahead. republicans, 202-748-8001. democrats, 202-748-8000. for independents and others, 202-748-8002. to the independent line in massachusetts, debbie, good morning. caller: good morning. thank you for taking my call. wons not surprised bernie in new hampshire, but i am alarmed about that. socialist,cared of a someone that is going to promote
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socialism and change our way of life in america and i don't understand how people could actually vote for someone like that. it is evident they are not educated or have not looked at to seeocialist countries socialism does not work and i just feel i don't think he is going to win. he might win the democratic nomination, but i don't believe he will be printed -- beat president trump. overall, even if people don't like president trump, i don't think they are going to go for socialism. host: the washington post did an yesterday. they wanted to find out who is winning each group. to your point of who is bernie sanders winning, he is winning ages 18-29, very liberal,
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incomes less than $50,000 and people who prefer a candidate to agree with them on issues, supporting change to a single government health plan. at 17% over other candidates. part of the exit polling yesterday. here is pete buttigieg, his speech last night. [video clip] >> we have been told you must either be for revolution or for the status quo. where does that leave the rest of us? most americans do not see where they fit in that polarized division and we cannot feet the most divisive president in modern american history by tearing down anybody who does not agree with us 100% of the time. [applause]
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americans want the freedom to make choices for themselves on health care or any other issue, not to have washington decide and the politics of my way or the highway is a road to reelecting donald trump. vulnerable americans do not have the luxury of pursuing ideological purity over an inclusive victory. [applause] we know this. we also know better than to try to defeat such a disruptive president by relying on the same washington framework and mindset. if today's washington were serving america well, a guy like
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donald trump never would have come within cheating distance of .he oval office anyway win and to govern, we need to bring new voices to our capital. we need to get washington starting to work like our best cities and towns rather than the other way around. [applause] i know when you talk this way, you might get dismissed as a naive newcomer. a fresh outlook is what makes no -- new beginnings possible. it is how we build a new majority. election after election has shown us putting forward a new perspective is how democrats win the white house and we will win
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the white house. host: pete buttigieg, who finished just behind bernie sanders in the new hampshire primary. bernie sanders winning with 87% of the vote counted. bernie sanders 25.7% of the vote. .ete buttigieg, 25.4% elizabeth warren, numeral -- 9.3% of the vote. joe in new york says i love mayor pete, hopefully before i leave this earth, he will be president. for now, i am going with bloomberg. as i like and respect i am concerned this will be a run of the u.k. elections where jeremy corbyn was rejected by the u.k. electorate. , that washington post story reading exit polls, a
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lot of people were talking about this beforehand. they found in their exit poll half of the voters in new hampshire decided, 50% decided in the last few days before the election. we go to the phones and hear from detroit. caller: good morning. how are you doing? host: fine, thanks. caller: the new hampshire election, i don't see bernie sanders winning too much more because he is a socialist and he wants to take medicare for all insurance. i have been a private insurance isder since 1965 and what he doing is getting bankrolled by the big corporations that have to pay private insurance for their members and retirees.
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he is talking about medicare for all. for medicaremonth out of my social security and medicare does not cover but 80% of your medical bill and it doesn't cover none of your prescriptions. think young people are buying into it because they don't understand and i don't see takee sanders winning something i worked 35 years from. and retired, we negotiated won those contracts. that is the reason why i think is taking money from big insurance companies to kill the package.
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thank you. goodbye. host: he mentioned he was a union member. a story from the nevada independent. membersnary union warns sanders would end their health care. a new flyer obtained by the nevada independent compares the -- thens on health primary difference outlined the document as being translated into english and spanish. the flyer says sanders would "end culinary health care and require medicare for all and lower drug prices." you can read that at the this is walt. caller: hello. and it isormation
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accident i have it, but i think it is important in some way. , the great981 champion joe louis passed away gabbard was born the new champion. i think she is destined for some kind of greatness, not that i think she will be president this time, but i think she is destined for some kind of greatness. nobody understands god's infinite wisdom, but i know he always has a plan. gabbard wrapping up with 3% of the vote. this is minnesota city. we hear from robbie. caller: good morning, sir.
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host: turn down or mute your volume and go ahead with your comment. caller: all right, sir. want to say is democrats are out of their mind. they are giving this winter trump 100%. win tosm is nuts -- this trump 100%. socialism is nuts. caller: good morning. how are you? host: i am doing okay. caller: i am an independent and a veteran of the united states military honorably discharged is not anyway i am put up with any of those demo clowns.
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that is not going to happen in my country in the land of the free. bernie sanders is a more on. klobuchar ain't got true. pete buttigieg cannot keep his hometown under control. he has one of the worst violent .rime rates in the country --far as elizabeth warren they are blowing this, they if satot beat trump beside them. host: front page of the new york withdrew onsecutors tuesday from the case of president trump's longtime seniorroger stone after justice department officials intervened to recommend a more lenient sentence for crimes he committed. in an extraordinary decision,
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the justice department --ommended an unspecified it unspecified term instead of the punishment of seven to nine years. the move coincided with the declaration on twitter early tuesday morning the government was treating mr. stone too harshly. the president saying this moments ago. congratulations to bill barr for taking charge of the case totally out of control and perhaps should not have been brought. evidence shows the mueller scam was tainted. even bob mueller lied to congress. in kentucky on the democrats line, this is james. good morning. caller: yes. hello? host: you are on the air. caller: ok. what people are saying about
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democratic socialists. i was in the military 1970 1976.h they are socialists. schools, medicare, medicaid, all of these things are socialist things the american people use and love and if you want to talk about -- they like to try to say bernie is a communist. if anybody is a communist, it is donald trump. e -- he is the one who goes over there and have top-secret talks with putin and kim jong-un and i .erved in korea educate democrats and republicans. they need to know what democratic socialism really is. host: our republican line next,
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pennsylvania, george. caller: how are you? cuba. from when you come from cuba, cuba is communist. i came here when i was five years old. i worked all my life and now that i need my social security, they tell me no, i am not 63. you have the illegals that jump over the fence and they get social security's and food stamps -- social security and food stamps right away. i have to wait until i am 63 years old. host: how old were you when you came to the country? caller: i came here when i was five. i got the polio fever 30 days after i was born and my father told me you have got to work so i spent the first five years in
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the hospital as a kid and worked all my life and when i could not work anymore, they told me no. they said you are not 63. host: vero beach, florida, independent line. caller: good morning. how are you? host: okay. caller: i am really happy bernie won because i am an independent from new hampshire and everybody tries to paint him with the same brush as a socialist. if you look at his history, he -- for women's rights when he was younger, he marched for civil rights and he has always stood up for the people less fortunate and if you look at his history when he was a mayor, as a young man, i went there. it was a rough time and it wasn't very good.
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he became mayor and turned it around. i am really upset because people paint him with that brush as a socialist. aboute who actually cares the american people. everybody has always said we cannot win that, we cannot win that. he won new hampshire. i hope he does better. i hope he keeps going that way. host: when does florida get a chance to vote? when is your primary in florida? do you know? when is the florida primary, do you know? caller: i actually am here in the wintertime and i have absentee in new hampshire for him. host: thanks for calling this morning. coming in fourth place last night was elizabeth warren.
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let's take a listen to what she had to say. [video clip] >> tonight in new hampshire as everyone count is -- counted us out, even a week ago. we delivered.d [applause] been on quite a journey together and you have learned this about me, i never give up. my story is nothing compared to the resilience i have seen all over this country. the mom in california who lost her child to gun violence and even through her grief and heartbreak, she has joined the fight to keep our children safe. the immigrant who works two jobs and struggles to put food on the table, but is determined to raise her kids in america so they have a better future.
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the farmer facing bankruptcy because of bad trump policies, but persists in working the land like his grandparents and parents before him. america deserves a president who does not give up or give in just .ecause a decision is hard america deserves a president who is as resilient as her people. [applause] america deserves a president who is going to take on the challenges of our time. climate change and affordable education and college, immigration reforms, justice, democracy, and bringing down the cost of health care. cannot take another 4 years of donald trump. withstandf law cannot
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another 4 years of a president who thinks he is above it. our collective sense of decency cannot handle another 4 years of a president who does not care about it. our democracy cannot tolerate another 4 years of a president choose who lives in it. host: amy klobuchar came in the third last night, nearly 20% of the vote. from the washington post, photo supporters.igieg andrew yang and senator bennett leave the race. isalso hear tomorrow patrick suspending his campaign. we go to james next, democrats
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line in washington, d.c.. hearingi am so tired of people talk about bernie being a socialist. now, we have a socialist .epublic going on check the record and see how he has voted. .e is for both sides the only way he stays in office, the only way president trump stays in office is if democrats separate based on one thing. they all have to stick together. if all democrats stick together and vote, we will not have a
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problem in november. give them 4 years and see what happens. that is all. york, goothy in new ahead. feel it is kind of ridiculous because they are wanting to give everybody medicaid and stuff like that. i am on medicaid myself and downare and i get turned from doctors because doctors will not accept medicare or medicaid. need $5,000 right now to get work done on my body and i cannot get it. . find it is ridiculous
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it is terrible. host: would that make you more supportive of what bernie sanders or other democratic candidates are supporting? not.r: no, i am the economy has got to keep the prices of doctors are ridiculous. democrats say they are going to do something about it, do something about it and all they do is lie about it. on twitter, mylan has this about a previous collar. democratic socialism is your social security, medicare, and that benefits. a bit more on the story you read earlier. mayor pete heads out his looming
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hit, emphasizes how he will fight for the culinary workers union. the union critical of bernie sanders and from edward who tweets i am waiting for june, new jersey votes in june, sanders is my candidate. tony is on the independent line. caller: the reason i am calling as i hear so much misinformation. people have been brainwashed evil how people -- socialism is. guys still want to vote for capitalism? people have been brainwashed into thinking capitalism is the answer. it is not. it is two systems. capitalism is based on helping the rich and money.
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everything runs through the rich. ask about helping the poor. people use examples of socialist countries that have failed and they have failed because we put sanctions on them. we have economists who are socialists to explain what socialism is so people can be educated. can you do that? thank you. host: fredericksburg, virginia, on our democrats line. caller: good morning. i want to talk about the socialism. this is nothing more than a soundbite from the trump administration and all of his supporters. they have to hang a word that fits with the paranoid trump
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supporters. they think they are going to come in, take their guns away. they are not going to have anything and they will be subject to the government. i lived in canada five years. you get the trump supporters who say canada is a socialistic country. it is a capitalistic country, they just have universal medical for all the people. they -- there is good and bad about it. i worked in the medical field in canada, so i know it inside and out. the waiting times are a little bit longer, you can see a doctor, you can get whatever you want. it is a joke. thancannot prop up more 10% of prescription medications, so there is not a huge market for building up the prices in that.
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we have americans who have to go -- we really need to understand what socialism. i am anything but. i am more of an independent, really. i do not like handouts from the government. i don't want the handout from the government. please understand what socialism me say this before i hang up. if we do not vote for bloomberg -- i am serious about this, trump will get reelected. --ove everybody on the field if we do not come to a middle ground, even if you have to vote for someone you don't want, if you don't vote for bloomberg, this man is going to get reelected. i tried telling everybody
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everett -- trump was going to get elected in 2016. no one believed me. if you don't go middle ground, this man, this corrupt mob presidency will go another 4 years and destroy this country. wasn'tichael bloomberg entered into that race. he is focusing on south carolina february 29 and the super tuesday contest on tuesday, march 3. let's go to ben in nebraska. caller: i would like to talk about bloomberg. as i recall, he was the guy who ordered the 400 firemen when the towers were on tower -- on fire and blew up and the lady stopped
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the train that saved probably 1000 people's lives that would have been downed in the basement was a hero and bloomberg, as far as i am zero and, he was a nobody should think about voting for a guy who ordered the firemen and caused a lot of andle a big traffic jam assisting some volunteer fireman. host: you are talking about 9/11? caller: i am talking about bloomberg. host: the incident you are talking about. firemenhe ordered the to go up in the towers and people were trying to get down -- talking aboutre 9/11, rudy giuliani mayor of new york in 2001.
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mike bloomberg got elected in 2002. coming in fourth place with 9% of the vote in new hampshire, senator elizabeth warren. here is what she had to say. [video clip] democratsion for us is whether it will be a long, bitter rehash of the same old divides in our party or whether we can find another way. senator sanders and mayor buttigieg are great people and either one of them would be a far better president than donald trump. i respect them both. factions intween our party has taken a sharp turn in recent weeks with ads mocking other candidates and supporters of some candidates shouting curses at other democratic candidates. these harsh tactics might work if you are willing to burn down the rest of the party in order
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to be the last man standing. they might work if you don't worry about leaving our party and politics worse than how you found it and they might work if you think only you have all the answers and only you are the solution to all of our problems. we will need a nominee that is the broadest -- the broadest coalition of our party feels like they can get behind. [applause] we cannot afford to fall into factions. we cannot afford to squander our collective power.
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we win when we come together. the reverend jesse jackson said it takes two wings to fly and i think he is right. our campaign is best positioned to beat donald trump in november because we can unite our party. host: your comments welcome on twitter. say, severalis to dropped last night, warren's sounded like a concession. from jd in massachusetts, none of the candidates in new hampshire can break 25%. that means 75% did not want that candidate.
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i believe the party will split two parties. bernie's super tuesday edge, he writes top democrats tell axios -- bernieit persists sanders could build an insurmountable lead. a veteran democratic operative told me obama showed in 2008 and clinton showed in 2016 once you get the lead, it is hard to lose it because we don't have a winner take all state. trump would not have been the non-trumpers16 had consolidated. independent line next. keith in wisconsin. go ahead. caller: good morning.
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i have heard a lot of misinformation about socialism. they should consult the dictionary. it is obvious people don't know what it means. socialism is simply public ownership and democratic control production. of he wants to deregulate the banks. it is not a permanent solution. i believe for the democratic control for means of production, -- every single one of them would be in concentration clamps. trump would be pining for the days when democrats were in control because we would go hard and fast.
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every last one of them would be rounded up input in one of those concentration camps on our southern border. host: let's hear from new york next, democrats line. caller: jesse jackson was blocked in all kinds of ways. i am african-american and i have been democrat all my life. out toto give a shout donald trump. host: we go to the independent line and hear from lola. caller: hello? host: you are on the air. caller: thank you. have a great day. socialisto was a stole my platform.
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reallyeveryone listening caught what he said. he declared himself a socialist to take over this country. they don't want to believe it is like venezuela or these other countries. i am just amazed we have people wantingcountry who are to take over our country and our freedom and become enslaved to a government run -- that being nabe. bernie is a bad wan on health care, i am from florida and there has been a couple people who called in about health care. you live in.te we have so many options in
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florida. it is your governor, new york and california. it is the state run that control that because ron desantis and rick scott have done tremendous as getting as far rid of social security trump, absolutely not true. i am on social security i got a raise this year. i know a girl who just filed taxes. they say taxes are not for low income, not true. .his girl is a single mom she has one daughter and she is getting back with this child dollars as here child credit. that is what people cannot comprehend that you do get it
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back, but she is counting that she can put something in and make a bigger car payment. i just think you have to have experience. where there is experience comes hope. you have to really listen. one last thing, i promise. i was watching another channel and there were three people on ownedrogram all businesses in new hampshire and one was a lady from venezuela. she has been here several years. she got her citizenship and she now owns a real estate business in new hampshire. the other gentleman was -- i forget his business. the third gentleman owned a restaurant and every one of them says -- all three of them, there
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is not enough qualified workers. i am sorry, people, trump is right. we need qualified people and then we could put money into training people and quit paying all these food stamps. i get medicare. i know people right here in lakeland who get more medicaid benefits than us that worked all our lives. i will get off my soapbox, you have a nice day. host: some more results breaking down the numbers. -- tweets the numbers about the age group, presidential primary voters under 30, bernie sanders getting 51% of that group. pete buttigieg getting 20%, andrew yang with 7%. to steve in greenville,
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illinois. basically, i just wanted to call in and say i have been a democrat my whole life. i was born and raised democrat. third-generation union worker. ihave voted since 1987 and have liked republican presidents, i have liked democratic presidents. trump, like him or not, this economy is doing good. everything he talked and said he was going to do, he did. hisreason he got voted in people are tired of voting politicians in there making promises and telling you they will do this and this and never getting it done. for the first time in history, we have a president that is getting it done. i am democrat and i cannot stand trump. he is an arrogant whatever.
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he is doing his job like him or not. host: when it comes to the general election, can you see yourself voting for him? caller: no. here is the thing. all the wayt said back to carter. the only presidents who have done anything for this country was ronald reagan and bill clinton his first term. falseody else made promises and ran on i am going to do this and this and i promise you this for your vote, they are full of crap. host: steve in illinois. you can text us, 202-748-8003. this one is from vicki. food for thought. for someone who vote for donald trump just to hurt hilary, how many did the same last night?
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california voter. if buttigieg -- bernie sanders does well, he will be the candidate for president. there could be a road to 270 electoral college votes. laura says i would rather have personal socialism then corporate socialism. how about companies stop paying taxes. our political coverage moves to nevada. the caucus in nevada is coming up the 22nd. the kickoff to caucus, democratic party having that this saturday night 10:00 eastern. we will have that live at, here on c-span, and you can follow on the radio app. chris in mississippi, democrats line. caller: hello. thank you for taking my call. i have heard a couple things i would like to clarify, that i
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would like to make sure people understand. bernie sanders declares himself as a democratic-socialist. when people call in claiming -- i am in no way a supporter of trump, but when people call and say trump is putting this socialist name on bernie sanders, that is incorrect. bernie declared himself a democratic-socialist. second of all, it is important people understand we live in a mixed economy. a live in i would assume socialist quality and capitalist quality regarding the type of economy we have. regarding the primaries, i also wanted to say please understand bill clinton lost the first five primaries before he won his
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first primary. i think the media is really overdoing this anointing of a winner. i assume it is because of ratings. we need 1900 delegates for the democratic nomination and bernie sanders only has approximately 28. buttigieg only has approximately 24. some of us need to chill out a little bit and vote our conscience and not get caught up in the misnomer's and the -- beingers and the myths told. host: dennis, hello? caller: i just want to remind people calling in at tolling the virtues of the socialism that werer and the nazis socialist. thank you. host: we hear from mike next.
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sayer: i was wanting to like the last caller said, germany was socialist. caller say --one see the bernie staffers that they people who do not believe in us, we want to put them in gulags. that is what socialism is about. that is what socialism is. host: joe biden, the former vice president calling behind the top 4 leaders, the headline in the washington post, biden needs south carolina revival but win looks less certain. after dismal showings in last and tuesdaycaucuses in the new hampshire primary, the former vice president is counting on what has so far been
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durable support from black voters who make up a large share of the democratic electorate in south carolina. here is what else joe biden had to say. [video clip] >> the fight to end donald trump's presidency is just beginning. [applause] thank you. inis important that all nevada have spoken. we need to hear from nevada and super tuesday states and beyond. we are moving into an important phase. up until now, we have not heard from the most committed constituents, the african-american community. and the fastest-growing segment of society, the latino community. i want you all to think of a number. 99.9%. that is the percentage of african-american voters who have not had a chance to vote in america.
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one more number. is the percent of latino voters who have not had a chance to vote. so we hear all these experts, cable tv talkers talk about the race, tell them it ain't over. we are just getting too. we are not going to let anyone take this election away. you cannot be the democratic nominee or when the election unless you have overwhelming support from black and brown voters. it is a natural fact, it is true, absolutely true. all those democrats who won against incumbents from jimmy carter to a guy named clinton, a guy named obama, my good friend, they had overwhelming african-american support. without it, nobody has ever won.
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to win the democratic nomination for president, you should not be blacko win without voters. i have never once taken it for granted. i have given my word as a biden i never, ever, ever will. host: biden will want to go out with a victory. if he does not dominate south carolina, he will drop. delegate count, here is the wall street journal tracking the delegate counts on their website. after iowa and new hampshire, pete buttigieg with 22 delegates awarded. bernie sanders 21. elizabeth, 8. joe biden, 6. to philip in oklahoma, democrats line. caller: yes.
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in 2016, ivo -- i voted for bernie sanders and hillary clinton and the democrat party and superdelegates took it away from him. it didn't make much difference the democrat party and the superdelegates are already it away fromaking bernie sanders if he starts to win too much. they are advertising against him in nevada in some paper or whatever it was. that is it. host: fran is next in florida, independent line. caller: yes. i just wanted to call in. i don't like what bernie sanders is doing. i don't like medicare for all. too many people have good insurance now they would have to
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give up and they would never get it back. i am not crazy about pete, but he is better than what we have. . like bloomberg and amy i like those. i like to go to bed at night and feel like a war is not going to start overnight because somebody is tweeting. i don't feel trump is good with promises. he showed -- promised he would show taxes. he also promised mexico would pay for the wall, which isn't happening. i believe trump is making himself rich, not making our country any better. host: diana in california, republican line. your thoughts on the roof -- new hampshire primary and what is -- the new -- new hips are primary and what is ahead. primary andhire what is ahead. caller: i am covered by medicine insurance and i can barely afford it and that is with kaiser permanente.
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when i first started it was like $40.o-pay and it is up to especially in california, the welfare -- if you don't work, you get more services than people who worked all their lives. of asband passed away heart attack working in anchorage, alaska, at 50 years old. i have been on social security. i am 81 now. the system is upsetting me because it could be fixed. you cannot promise something you cannot give. you cannot give free something ton the homes are $700,000 $800,000. i agree with some of your people that have called. host: thanks for that. the buttigieg campaign looking ahead. nevada is next on the 22nd with democratic caucuses.
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effort indicating the nevada saying pete buttigieg is organizingbuttigieg is launchins in nevada, apparently after the second place finish in new hampshire, he is doubling his staff in nevada, bringing the total to 100, putting more money on the airwaves," "in an ad titled "just your choice," drawing contrasts between himself and other candidates on health care." in addition to senator michael bennet and andrew yang, we understand deval patrick is going to drop out as well. here are some of [video clip] what andrew yang had to say. [video clip] mr. yang: we have touched and improved lives and move in the right direction, and while there is great work to be done, you know i am the math guy, and it is clear tonight from the numbers that we are not going to
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win this race. i am not someone who wants to accept donations in a support of a race that we will not win, so tonight, i am announcing that i am suspending my campaign for president. >> we love you, andrew! [cheers & applause] mr. yang: thank you so much. [crowd chanting "andrew yang"] mr. yang: thank you! thank you so much, new hampshire. i love you, too. [cheers & applause] not an easyis is decision or something i made lightly with the team. endings are hard, and i always had the intention to stay in this race until the very end, but i have been persuaded that the message of this campaign will not be strengthened by my staying in this race any longer. endings are hard, new hampshire,
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but this is not an ending, this is a beginning. [cheers & applause] oft: and andrew yang, one apparently three cannabis dropping out after new hampshire, himself -- candidates dropping out after new hampshire. himself, michael bennet, and we understand patric deval patrick as well. we welcome your closing comments, publicans, (202) 748-8001. .emocrats, (202) 748-8000 independents, caller:. -- independents, (202) 748-8002. text (202) 748-8003.
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vote,mbers, 86% of the senator sanders, pete buttigieg," which are in third, and elizabeth warren with 9.3%. let's go to our democrat line that, and robin and southport, north carolina. caller: k. i would just like to say i really like mayor pete, but anybody running right now would be better than what we have got. we have got to get together and get trump out of here. he has done nothing but divide our country, and people talk about what obama did not do, but look at what obama did do with a republican senate and a republican congress. i mean, how does he get to do anything, when all of them were saying no, no, no on everything he tried to do? so anybody would be better than trump, because he has divided this country so, so bad.
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i will hope america can wake up and look and realize what this man has done, and the people that are running, any of them would be better, but we are hoping that mayor pete will come on. host: ok, clinton, maryland, we hear from bobby. caller: good morning host:, sir. host:good morning. lastr: you know, the caucus in iowa, bernie sanders one that by 2600 votes, but the media would not tell you that. he has now won two in a row. it is obvious that the democratic party has gone straight communist. forget socialism. let's call this what it is. communism is what he is asking for. operation redeploy chaos. any republican that is in an open primary state, we need to go out and vote for biden or klobuchar or warren, anything to keep this thing going and keep
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it alive all the way to their convention, and let that convention blow up into an absolute crazy mess, cause a complete warfare to break out in the democratic party. they are already losing their bernie isause over taking over the party. host: and bobby, who do you support? , as an independent? caller: donald trump, 100%. the question i have for democrats is, "are you tired of losing yet, or are you thirsty for more?" [laughs] host: diane is next. caller: thank you for taking my call. i cannot believe this country has a communist socialist that has just won the democrat primary. warseople fought in many
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against that. someone, what we had, which is lowered restrictions, getting jobs back, so that we can make a living wage. in arkansas, we have a $295 million surplus. the biggest one in 30 years. as we are starting this year. oft i want this to keep more my money. i do not want to give my money away to people that are not from this country, that do not pay taxes, that want something for free. everyam calling out to american out there, white, green, purple, it does not matter. christian, be an votesador to crchrist, the word of god. host: this is dee from
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washington. caller: i just want to say people do not understand socialism and the fact that our military is a socialist organization. do you want amazon to own our military? and i want to remind the republicans, remember when trump -- i just want to remind you had to get akids court order to learn how to not steal from charities, like veterans and kids with cancer, eight charities, they had to get a court order about that. is blowing down. the wind blew it down. mexico was supposed to pay for it. who paid for it? you did. wake up to the fact that this man is feeling this country blind. and also look at the simple things, like our police -- let me remind you, trump has not paid the police, the city police since 2016. everywhere he goes, he owes somebody. ,ut you cannot see beyond, um
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your hatred of "the other," especially at a time with the coronavirus -- i'm saying it wrong, i am nervous. host: that is ok, dee. on the coronavirus, the headline we are going to talk about next, fed chair jerome powell testified on that, "u.s. economy is doing well, but another threat from overseas, this time nge coronavirus, is aff economy but are aiming to hold interest rates steady." that is a hearing, the house financial services committee hearing yesterday. we covered that on c-span come on the c-span networks. you can find that on two hearings coming up today to tell you about on the fiscal budget, both coming up on c-span3 and also online at the0 this morning,
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president has directed the budget,f management and and that is the house budget committee. this afternoon, it is the senate finance committee. we will also hear about the budget this time from the treasury secretary, steve mnuchin. dustin is up next in baltimore, independent line. caller: hey, thanks for taking my call. host: sure. caller: i just wanted to make a few points. a lot of people are calling a demonizing and vilifying socialism, it is like, "oh, my and most of european south america are socialist. open your eyes." donald trump, he is a corporate socialist. what did he do when he first came into office? p gave away $1.5 trillion to people who do not need it. look at fdr and the new deal. when we went through the great depression, all of the policies
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he proposed were socialist, because the wealthy and the elite, they want to demonize the word and not have people think about what it actually means, and the reason i know bernie sanders will come through with what he promises is because he has never taken a penny from anybody but working-class people. so who am i going to try to take care of us? 25 years ofworking my life, paying taxes, paying into social security, paying into medicare, and i want to see a reinvestment in mainstream america. thank you. host: on our text line, (202) 748-8003, in baltimore, tricia, "love bernie. i do not think the country is ready for his radical ideas. i am behind amy klobuchar all the way. what don't union people understand about medicare for all, since there are those who consider union as communist. together we do better." likeen on facebook, "looks joe is losing steam, amy is moving up, and bloomberg could be the spoiler, and everybody is
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feeling the bern. regarding speeches, the bernie audience has so much more energy and liveliness." becca is next on the republican line, go ahead. . leominster, massachusetts. caller: it is pronounced leominster. everybody does it. they see that "o" in it. i always try to feel before that "washington journal" were fair, but the last few days, you guys have been showing your bias. waserday, your topic line the new hampshire democratic primary, when it was the new hampshire primary. today, your topic line is "bernie wins new hampshire primary." you should have had put up "bernie and trump win new
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hampshire primary." and, uh, i think people would like to know the statistics on how many people showed up to uh, the republican, uh, uh, donald trump, what ages. so if you can kind of -- that and think about your topic lines a little more. host: thanks for the correction, becca. we did talk about the president's win in new hampshire, getting someone hundred 20,000 votes. this is the union leader in manchester, "gop celebrates republican victory. confident that the democratic opposition will bolster the incumbent's chances of reelection. hundreds gathered to our support for trump's reelection campaign,
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including state republican party stepanik,steve stuf who threw on a "make america great again" hat." again, this has been updated. we will try to get you more updated figures. we go to one socket, rhode island. christine, good morning. caller: yes, good morning. thanks for c-span. i listen to a lot of people saying you're very biased. i do not think you are bias at all. if they do not like the news, change the channel. you want to see some real news? turn into world news, and he will see what is going on in the world. i am calling because i was with elizabeth warren -- still with her -- and i have the solution to the big problem. eliminate putin and putin's puppet, take the men out of the
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white house, let the two women clean up, because if mama is not happy, no one is happy. thank you. host: onto our infinite line and pounding mills, virginia. this is john. good morning. caller: good morning. thanks for taking my call. host: you but caller:. bet. hower: i just keep hearing trump is dividing the country, and i watched msnbc, cnn, and fox, and i believe it is the media. you can listen to your callers, and all they are parroting is msnbc. you listen to "morning joe," that guy is so full of hatred, it is not even funny. people keep saying we cannot take four more years of trump, we need a change. there is nothing i can see that is really bad right now pure diebold enough to know what it is like to live under jimmy carter.
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now i can see under jimmy carter saying we cannot take four more years, but there is nothing drastically wrong right now, get it seems to be the line. just like the lie that no one is above the law appeared well, they were above the law when hillary clinton destroyed the server. i did not seem to bother anybody. i just think that people should tone it down. trump is doing a good job. yes, he can be arrogant, he is a narcissist, but he is still doing what is best for the country, and i do not know why it is so hard for people to accept it. thank you. host: that is john. following up to becca, our other caller, pointing out the recovered inside, these are the results from the republican side, from the associated press, 87% of the precincts reporting, donald trump with 127,000 votes, the closest even near is bill with 14,000. the former governor of massachusetts with 9.19% of the vote.
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in new york, fried on the republican line. caller: good morning. host: good morning. uh, i just can't understand, this is the fellow that was just on, we have had , from whatree years i have seen, i am 80 years old, and this country does not need a socialist government. the immorality that goes on in this country today, and we see the sham of the impeachment , it is unbelievable, and people cannot see how far off these people are, and you think there is a democrat running today that can make the country as good as is going right now? i just do not see what they are looking at. you had better vote for trump if you want to keep things going the way they are headed and all these people that think
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socialism is going to make it better, boy, you had better look at venezuela. host: all right, we go to new york city next, democratic line, and mary elizabeth, hey there. caller: hello. you know, i agree with the caller from massachusetts, i believe she was from, where she taketo have the ladies care of things and clean things up and get us back to the mean,ation that we -- i the question that we'll have to deal with is the fact that our current president has never shown his tax return. he seems to have this relationship with putin and the russians, and they are running around in ukraine, trying to get dirt on joe biden. anothero not need foreign interference in our
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election. we want our election to go forward. we do not want it to be derailed or misconstrued, as has happened recently with the doj decisions with mr. roger stone, and four prosecutors resigned. we are a democratic republic, and we all need to calm down and let the democrats and their primary determine who their electors, their representative, their nominee will be. it has only been isla, which was a route, and new hampshire. nevada is coming up. , and carolina is coming up super tuesday is coming up. and this whole business about socialism and the stock market, listen, if you do not have any in the game, you are not benefiting from the stock market.
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people go to work every day. 100 million people did not vote in 2016. , read us all calm down our constitution, and understand our government. host: mary elizabeth, did you vote in 2016? caller: i certainly did. host: and will you vote in 2020? caller: i have always voted. i grew up, i understand civics. skin in thehave game, you have to vote, and you have to understand the issues that are at bay. host: glad you called entered we go to el paso, texas on the line. welcome. caller: hi. i very much agree on the last person, on needing to vote and whatnot. when we talk about bernie sanders winning, it is not about him being a socialist anymore, because it is not socialism, it is democratic socialism, which is what this country has done for so many years.
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-- ineople are going to the 1930's with a great new deal, that was the slow progress of our economy, and we are getting better at it. but i also believe this with bernie sanders, many of our people in the united states will see a decrease in homelessness, and we will actually see more kind generosity going on in our country, because we will try ending viruses all across the world and making sure that everything will have more fair standing across the united states. and i think that is what we should look for in a president. no, i am not saying that trump does not make things fair. i personally don't believe that, that he does, but i do think that would bernie sanders, we are going to see people being able to live happier lives and people being able to not be scared of what is going to happen with their loan debt,
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with their mortgages, all of these things, when they have health care, they are not going to be scared about going to get their medication. that is what we should have for a country that is one of the wealthiest in the nations. host: we will go to our republican line, michael in san diego. good morning. caller: good morning. first, i would like to thank c-span for giving the american public a place to vent. you are not biased at all. you report the facts as they are. now my venting. i would like to implore my fellow republicans to listen to max boot, listen to richard keener, listen to george carlin, listen to michael steele. i wasan does not deserve to be in office. i was raised not to believe someone who says "do not believe what you see and what you hear." and i am a registered republican i am sick and tired of people
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being brainwashed by this -- i am sorry, i am censoring myself, but he is an idiot! i was in europe in d-day. yo, little don bones firms, my phone number is 858-279 -- host: don't put your phone number on there, michael. i am glad you called in. they did an exit poll in new hampshire. they did an exit poll about who they would favor, someone who things,ith you on major and 63% of the people they interviewed, they polled out of the exit polls, 63% said they would select, they would choose a candidate who could beat donald trump over one who could agree with him on a majority of issues. glendale, maryland, andre, democrats line. go ahead. sayer:, yes, i wanted to
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bernie actually won the election last night, but i do not pay we should be too worried about it, because i think he does not have all the votes, because if you got,at the votes got, amy and joe got, those are all centrists. if you look at the total votes they got, it is more than the bernie got, which are the far. is anot think he extremist, i do think he has good intentions, but they are not realistic. if we look at obamacare, when obamacare was, you know, was enrolled, it took a lot. it was difficult. i supported obamacare, but in the middle of it, i had doubts myself. it took time. imagine what went through, obama, it took months, took a long time before we could see the fruit. imagine shutting down the whole country and starting something brand-new.
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so it is a good idea, but it is better to expand on obamacare. that is the only reason why he is pushing too much. so he is a good guy, what he wants to do is good intentions, but it is impossible. you would not find a republican that will stand with him. but obamacare has already gained popularity, and anybody standing against obamacare right now looks bad. so you need to expand from obamacare. with trump come the thing with trump is some people say oh, the economy is going good, yes, but the thing with trump is he is system, he justice is downgrading the constitution, which without the constitution, there is no country. when you look at china, and russia, they have parliaments. those parliaments have no use. first of all can i do want to him credito give
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on the economy, obama did things to make the economy grow and not trump. trump has suspended the economy. he has millions of dollars to farmers. the deficit has expanded, the debt is growing, so the economy itself is in a deficit. he is hiding something. why would they want weaknesses in a player? why would we not see has taxes? host: andre, are you still there? caller: yes, i'm still here. so all of these things he is hiding, it shows that he has something that he is doing which is not good. host: andre mentioned this story, we talked about it earlier in the program, go back to the headline here, this morning from the "washington post," "prosecutors quit stone case after justice steps in. handlingprosecutors the case against where roger stone withdrew from the legal proceedings tuesday and one quit
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his job entirely after the justice department signaled it planned to undercut sigm sentencing recommendations for president trump's long-term friend and confidant. it undercut i move superiors had argued for days over an appropriate penalty for stone and what department of justice employees said they deemed bench to trump's political will. the president had commented on the decision yesterday in the oval office. here is what he had to say. [video clip] subject, youate seem from your tweet today that you were upset about roger stone's sentencing. pres. trump: yeah, i thought it was ridiculous. i would be able to do it if i wanted to do it. i have the absolute right to do it. i stay out of things to a degree people would not believe. i thought the recommendation was ridiculous. i thought the whole prosecution
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was ridiculous. and i look at others who have not been prosecuted, or i do not know where it is now. i thought it was an insult to our country and it should not happen. we will see what goes on there, that was as a, uh, horrible aberration. these are, i guess, the same mueller people. and i think it is a disgrace. no, i have not been involved in it at all. >> would you consider commuting -- pres. trump: i do not want to talk about that right now. i think it was a disgraceful recommendation. they should be ashamed of themselves. what they have done to general flynn, what they have done to others, and then the really guilty ones, people who have committed major crimes are getting away with it. i think it is a disgrace. we will see what happens. host: that was the president before the decision was made by the justice department. the president has been on twitter a number of times, last night come overnight, and this
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morning, saying this on twitter, "two months in jail for a swim creature, yet nine years recommended for roger stone, who was not even working for the trump campaign? .ee, that sounds very fair rogue prosecutors, maybe?" nick in sarasota, florida, go ahead. caller: yes, good morning. first, i agree totally with the caller from virginia, so that saves some of my comment. host: [laughs] ok. caller: the democrats cannot pick a candidate. you have a geriatric communist, you have a senile corrupt senator, the next mayor from -- an inept mayor from a tiny town, they cannot realize why they cannot get 75% to 75% did not vote for them. you have all these people who talk big, like nadler, shift, pelosi, schumer. why do they not run for
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president if they know so much. the last three years have not been so great, well, it would be if the democrats were not interfering with the make america first plan future democrat callers talked about 401k's -- i mean, what alternate universe are these people living in? it just does not make sense. if they do not know what is going on in their own retirement plan, you know, they say well, it is just the people and the stock market doing well, i have got news for you, everyone who was working was a 401(k) is in the stock market. is ludicrous. staffunds like they are writers for marshal's, socialist socialist msnbc. host: here on "washington journal," next we are going to turn to the fiscal year 2021 budget. be are going to e joined by caitlin emma from
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continues. is budget andemma appropriations reporter for politico, joining us this morning to talk about what the administration has proposed for fiscal year 2021, which begins october 1. in reporting we have seen from you, "trump rolls out conservative dream budget." what did you mean by that? guest: the budget that the president has proposed for fiscal year 20 anyone would deeply cut federal agencies almost across the board. only a few federal agencies would really see increases. huge cuts to nondefense spending while at the same time providing the pentagon with a small boost. you can really get a sense of the president's priorities in the budget like this. for example, today i had a story about the massive cuts in his proposal to foreign aid, once again. it is now a new context in light
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of the ukraine impeachment scandal, but you really get a sense of his priorities and what they see as government waste. host: your piece points out that this budget agreement, this budget proposal is all under the agreement that was reached between the president and congress last year, setting budget caps for what they can do this year. was anright, so there agreement last summer, a two-year budget agreement for fiscal year 2020 and fiscal year 2021, so we have funding backed for fiscal 2021, but the ,resident was a budget democrats are saying sort of violates that agreement and that he is proposing to spend at the level that they had agreed for the military, but he is seeking a very big cut to nondefense spending. obviously that will not be palatable to democrats. host: remind us of the process. what happens next? guest: this really kicks off the appropriations process.
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yesterday we sort of already got the sense that the fact that the house in the senate are likely not going to pass a budget resolution in the coming months, because they have these fiscal 2021 spending caps, so that is kind of saying that they are in essence tossing out the president's budget proposal already. they are like "we have this agreement, we are moving forward, great." in the next few months, we will see that committees holding hearings, starting markups, calling cabinet secretary's to but it is the presidential election year, and most folks do not believe that spending bills will be finished before then. host: two of those initial hearings coming up today. we will tell you about that in a moment. our guest is caitlin emma. she is with politico. she covers budget and appropriations issues. the lines, (202) 748-8001 for republicans. (202) 748-8000 for democrats, and independents, (202) 748-8002 .
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just some of the figures from your reporting on the budget in the savings, uh, that the administration says they will get, 4.4 trillion dollars in savings and 10 years, in to reduce the deficit cuts iniod, half of the mandatory programs. where's the rest of it? guest: it is to cut nondefense discretionary spending programs, so like i was saying, the huge cuts that he is proposing to most federal agencies, for instance am about half of that $4.4 trillion in savings. a lot of folks, even republicans, say that it's really not the best way to go about shrinking the debt and the deficit in the long run. it really does not do much, because mandatory spending makes up the vast majority of the budget. pleased republicans are with the fact that he is pushing
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savings to mandatory reforms, and they would like to have a discussion about that, but obviously in an election year, it is not the right time to talk about that. host: there are a lot of charts and graphs about who is gaining the most in terms of cuts and boosts to the budget. just in your reporting, who are the biggest losers in this, in terms of departments? guest: most federal agencies under this proposal would see a pretty big cut, and it is a pretty unrealistic cut. you know, republicans in congress know that, but he is proposing, like, a 26% cut to the epa, 837% cut to the e commerce department after the 2020 census. 8% cuts, 9% cuts, big chunks to take out of the federal budget, however, there are a few agencies that would see increases, like the department of veterans affairs and the department of homeland security.
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the nuclear services administration, basically you can get a sense of where the president's priorities are in the agencies that he decided to prop up just a little bit. host: is there any political sense -- this is an election year, obviously -- is there a political overtones of this budget all? guest: i think certainly it is similar to previous budgets that he has proposed. again, you kind of get a sense of what they see as a critical investment and what they see as kind of a waste of money. for example, foreign aid, the president has been very critical of providing foreign aid to countries for the last few years. you know, we saw the freezing of the ukraine funds over the summer, was led to the impeachment inquiry. but we see it as something that they want to rein in. host: does that mean the state department budget has decreased? guest: right, they propose cut to the state department and
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usaid under the proposal would be 21%, which is one of the bigger cuts he is proposing. host: one of the bigger sticking points it seems in the annual appropriation is the border wall, the funding for the border wall. what is the proposal for 2021? what happened last year, and what is the proposal for this year? guest: we are kind of seeing an interesting proposal with the border wall this time around. the president is only seeking $2 billion for wall construction, and when you talk to the white house budget office, they are kind of saying, you know, we successful in moving around federal funds, which have drawn all kinds of congressional ire over the last year. they say that they have the money that they need to build the wall, essentially, and they want to pivot to immigration enforcement, so the president's budget is also seeking increases for i.c.e., border protection, but $2 billion is a very small the $8.6 billion
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he was seeking last year and ultimately of course did not get. congress ended up providing him with about $1.4 billion. i really think even though a 2 billion-dollar increases not very much, i think democrats will be pretty lo toa give him any kind of increase, especially in an election season. they have done this through is kind ofng, which a word for moving money around, essentially taking money from military construction accounts, funneling that toward border wall construction. it has been reported a few weeks ago that they are looking at moving another $7 billion or so toward border wall construction. so they are kind of saying, "thank you, congress, we have enough money, you know, we are going to start getting toward immigration enforcement." he decides to not keep reshuffling funds this year
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and getting congress mad about that, that kind of remains to be seen. i think it is probably likely. host: this can be a kind of in the weeds question, but if they do not spend all the money that was allocated for fiscal year 2020, do they get to carry that over into the next year? guest: they are already getting criticism for reportedly looking at moving another $7 billion when they did not spend the whole amount that they tapped last year through the emergency declaration, so that has become sort of this issue where they are continually seeking to move around money, but at the same time, you know, you still have $4 billion or whatever it is over here that you have not spent, depriving military construction accounts of this money. this. is affecting military families. so definitely there is a tense interplay between congress and the white house. host: the headlines in one of your political pieces, "trumpe s
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, food stamps." he can have an effect on medicaid numbers, but in terms of the so-called entitlements, the mandatory spending, the president was a budget has no effect on that. congress -- those are set in law, correct? guest: right, and the $4.4 trillion in savings that he was speaking that you mentioned earlier, $2 trillion of that, sorry, would be basically through reforms, and entitlement reforms overhauling the entitlement safety net. we have seen this administration proposed regulatory efforts to stamp benefits, to implement work requirements, to tighten up social security disability eligibility requirements.
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this is how they see themselves achieving savings through entitlements and mandatory spending. are veryese programs unpalatable to democrats who see it as basically cutting poor people out of critical benefits that they need and also, you know, blaming them for essentially be in low income at the same time. so not going anywhere. [laughs] host:host: we have plenty of calls waiting for caitlin emma. this is james. go ahead. caller: how are you doing, c-span? host: fine. thanks. go ahead. [indiscernible]
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93% of them are paying 0% in taxes. i got that from my sources., not it is really disgusting. thank you. in newark, new jersey. we will go to georgia next in lansdale, pennsylvania, for public in line. hi there. caller: hello. host: you are on the air, go ahead. caller: hi, caitlin. i want to know the difference between socialism and communism peered i do not understand. host: that is a little off topic. we are talking the 2021 fiscal budget. this is david. go ahead. caller: so i pay taxes, but in 2016, i unregistered for the vote, because i want an option,
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i want something else other than a representative system that the current regime of representatives to delegate my properties, my security, my family, everybody for capital investment benefit of residence, like these colleges that bulldozed to make access into so they caneas, establish themselves and make while weof dollars, should have been left alone to have our home. i'm tired of being -- my freedoms being relegated to capital investment. host: let's take that call into taxes. does the president's proposal say anything about tax reform? guest: the president's proposal is once again based on sort of very optimistic economic projections. he is basically projecting at least 3% economic growth over a decade. most economists say that that is
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likely not the case, but part of his proposal is also predicated on the fact that the republican tax overhaul in 2017 will be renewed by 2026. so that is an optimistic scenario. we do not know what the makeup of congress will be. again, you have to take the president's budget with a big grain of salt. a something a lot of positive things -- assuming a lot of positive things will happen based on a long-term and limitation of the president's policies. host: the president hinted at that. he talked on it on several occasions. guest: he definitely hinted on a middle-class tax package, but this proposal is pretty light on details when it comes to that proposal. we kind of do not know what is going on with that. host: we go to brian next on our republican line in ohio. brian, go ahead. caller: good morning.
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i recently saw a press conference by the democrats mentioning that the president in his budget wants to take care of medicare. he wants to take money out of medicare. is that true? guest: so that is a really good question. there has been a little bit of discussion between the term "cut" and "reform," so a lot of news outlets since the budget was posted on monday have said president trump want to cut xyz out of medicare/medicaid. the white house would contend that they are achieving these savings through "reform," but those reforms in effect aim to shrink the social safety net, so fewer people would be receiving food stamps, fewer people would be covered by medicaid, medicare, and that is essentially how they are looking to achieve long-term savings. host: you touched on this in terms of the growth projections the administration is proposing. the concord coalition's robert
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this, spending reform that flies in the face of recent experience, the president's budget would still be in deficit over the next 10 years, so what does their forecast a, what does the administration's forecast a about what we will be -- when we will be out of deficit? guest: right. this is the difference between what the government spends and the revenue that they take in. the idea is sort of this conservative, i cannot think of a good word for it, conservative ideal, and the president's first budget proposed to do that over the course of a decade. now we are looking at a less aggressive timeline that the administration is proposing. they say that they are aiming to close the deficit within 15 years. some conservatives are saying, speakow, ok, but actions
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louder than words. we will really see whether or not the rubber hits the road with this proposal, whether congress actually does anything. this is making a lot of news. we are projected to hit $1 trillion this year, that continues to drive up the federal debt. while it is not really triggering an immediate crisis at the moment, you know, the congressional budget office warns that in the long term, the deficit is going to hit a tipping point, and we do not know what it is. investors will lose confidence in the you estimate it will be harder to pay back funds. host: it is david in texas on the republican line. good morning. caller: good morning. one of the things you mentioned it was about the epa and the cut command you called it unrealistic. i do not know whether it is or whether it isn't, but one thing i know is the epa has exploded as far as what they do, and i know the trump administration did get an executive order that theon the ruling obama administration had regarding ruling on waters.
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we are literally practically pawns on farms that could be controlled. i guess it was a temporary -- it was just crazy, the stuff that they had. if i could equate, they have bills -- let me move over to obamacare for a moment, i think it was over 2600 pages. the last, i heard was that the bureaucrats, they give them a shell of a thing to write regulations for coming the last i heard, it was 100,000 pages, and was years ago. there's no telling how many pages they ended up with. 900 classification for illnesses from an insurance standpoint, they took it up to 9000. this is a bureaucratic explosion. the commerce clause from years ago, when they literally ruled that, during the depression, the supreme court ruled that a farmer was not allowed to grow wheat in his yard to feed his family when he could not afford
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to buy food, and the commerce clause and all of the things have been giving rise to give the centralized government control over so many things that used to be controlled by with thed i think trumpet administration is trying to do is move back into a federal = scenario, not have things controlled at the federal level, why move it to the administration and get a cup back to them when it is something that is being run at the state level anyway? host: ok, we will get a response. guest: i think you bring up a great point and that the administration, in crafting this budget proposal that was released last week and the last three fundamentally sees the government as being too large. part of that is the epa. you know, part of that is the administration's vision and what the epa does and whether or not it is necessary and whether or not the agency needs to be that big. when the president came on and 2016, there was a lot of talk about are they going to
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eliminate -- are they going to propose eliminating federal agencies, is he going to get rid of the department of education, for example? i think you are seeing in these very dramatic cuts what they see as the appropriate size of government, and that is of course smaller. host: does the budget say anything about pay increases for the military for federal employees? guest: i do believe it proposed a small increase for federal employees, 1%, perhaps, but don't quote me on that. so that is kind of in line with what we have seen over the last few years. host: our president and the state of the union speech brought up social security. here is some of what he said. [video clip] pres. trump: the most affordable, innovative, and high-quality health care system on earth. before he took office, health insurance premiums had more than doubled in just five years. i moved quickly to provide affordable alternatives, a new
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plan up to 60% less expensive. and better. [applause] pres. trump: i have also made an ironclad pledge to american families. we will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. [cheers & applause] pres. trump: and we will always protect your medicare, and we will always protect your social security. always. [cheers & applause] host: president trump at the state of the union. caitlin emma, and they 2021 proposal, though, he is fundingg a 9% cut in
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for the department of health and human services. guest: right. and that is kind of coming under some kootenay -- amino, all of underts are coming scrutiny, particularly at a time when we see this coronavirus outbreak globally. he is also proposing to cut the budget,dget, the nih's and i spoke to republican tom cole yesterday. he is a senior appropriator, the ranking member of the house of nations, labor hhs education subcommittee, and he is saying these are not the right programs to cut. these programs save lives, help research, save lives. the cdc is working to combat this outbreak, you know, across the globe, so this is not a strategic or targeted way to cut spending. host: we will go back to calls. we will hear from beverly, democrats line, huron, ohio. caller: hello. host: hi there. caller: thank you for taking my
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call. can you hear me? host: yes we can. go ahead. caller: i think trump is the worst president we have had. he is worse than nixon. amy klobuchar is my first choice, and pete buttigieg is my second choice. mike bloomberg is my third choice. i am very upset with our president, because he wants to make massive cuts to foreign aid , fema, medicaid, libraries, pbs, and he puts children in cages and separates families and is polluting our national parks, allowing drilling for oil. he is stealing from social forcing, and he is asylum-seekers to live in mexico instead of -- host: ok, loss there, beverly. caitlin emma, any response? guest: certainly i think your
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point of view is reflected by many democrats in congress. budget the president's proposal really as untenable some of the cuts you were talking about, cuts to the department of education, cuts to foreign aid come are very dramatic, democrats agree that they would not allow that to happen, and they are not effective of their ideals. host: our text line is (202) 748-8003. mary says, "what is the exact reduction of funds to the epa?" your article says they will see a nearly 20% -- 20 7% reduction. the army corps of engineers will see a nearly 20% reduction, even though the rest of the military is getting a boost. guest: certainly. i apologize, i have not memorized every agency -- host: it is all right. we have it here for you. guest: yes, it is a huge cut to
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the army corps of engineers. the army corps of engineers is an interesting pot to talk about for the moment, because just over the last few weeks, they are talking about bringing back earmarks or a revamped version of your max, i should say. they want to do some kind of reform system where we are not, you know, spending all this money on thousands and thousands of projects for more targeted investments, and i think a lot of those projects come out of the army corps of engineers. administration sees this as something the federal government should not be invested in. host: before you go come i want to remind our viewers they will hear from the administration twice today coming to hearings, first one up today at 10:00, the office of management and budget, to know what a.m. eastern over c-span3, also on secretaryll be the steven mnuchin, also on c-span3.
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in tallahassee, florida, independent line. bill, go ahead. caller: yes, i just had a question regarding the budget. we still have a budget increase, am i correct? guest: yes, it would be an increase over previous years' budgets, but that is because congress and the white house negotiated funding levels for this coming fiscal year, fiscal year 2021, that begins on october 1, and they will be slightly higher than what they were for the current fiscal year , for both military and nonmilitary spending. caller: ok, so my basic question is -- it is kind of a comment as that both, i think parties are not serving the united states of america's citizens.
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they are not serving us with this budget. what they do is take this money, and they give it to these big eightations, and they pay of the $10 that they get, they give it to the corporations, and $2 of the dollars that they get, and they look at the rest of us, and they divide us. they have us fighting over 20% of the budget. until we get people in office that are going to serve us, including the guy that is sitting in the oval office right now and some of the people that are in congress, and some of the people that are in the senate, that are going to serve the united states of america, the citizens, we have an oligarchy. host: bill, we will let you go there. caitlin emma, any final [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2019]
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[captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] >> there is a lot of fighting but it is largely concentrated on a very small part of the federal budget and that's just discretionary funding. so essentially, there's skyrocketing debt. there's a widening deficit. you know, i think we saw even senate majority leader mitch mcconnell saying both parties are to blame and any long-term fiscal concerns that we're going to have, both parties feel pressure. republicans feel pressured to increase defense spending and democrats feel pressured to increase non-defense spending. so whether or not there's really an effort to rein in the debt, rein in the deficit kind of get the appropriations process back on track kind of remains to be seen. host: and a decade or so on capitol hill, there was effort, there was some bipartisan efforts to make long-term reforms like social security and medical care, so-called
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entitlements. guest: and there's appetite to talk about that at some point. we're also entering a new phase where this recent budget deal that was struck over the summer takes us through the end of the budget control act. host: the set caps. guest: so that, you know, after fiscal 2021, it's like what are e going to do now? it depends on the makeup of congress and who's president and what the appetite is for. >> we look forward to your reporting on that. thank you. more ahead on "washington journal." the government accountabilities 's vijay d'souza will join us in elections security in this presidential election year. ♪ [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2019] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. isit] >> students from across the
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help does homeland security offer? guest: one is simply education and training. they have done two nationwide exercises. they also do a variety of web-based training as well as informational materials. they also do more technical assistance both on site and remote testing as well as help responding to potential incidents. they've also helped with things like information sharing between localities and between localities and vendors of election systems and other organizations. host: whenever you are on this morning to find out about the accountability in terms of how d.h.s. is doing. the government accountability office says plans are urgently needed to address identified challenges before 2020 elections. why did g.a.o. do this report?
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guest: two reasons. first, we wanted to look at what states and localities perspectives, what d.h.s. was doing and has done for the 2018 and 2020 elections and then we want to look at d.h.s.'s efforts to plan and organize going forward for the 2020 election cycle. the title of the report turnovers the fact that we found that although d.h.s. has a number of efforts underway, we were concerned because they hadn't finalized both their strategic sick and operational plans which are the road map for how they were going to organize these activities host: do you think they will have time to do that? guest: d.h.s. release its strategic plan. so that's a step in the right direction. we haven't seen the operational lan.
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guest: we talked to five states and three localities about their perspectives and they appreciated the effort but our concerns focused a little bit of a higher level as far as the organization and the strategy, milestones and that kind of stuff that we often look at. host: typically, what the kind of advice, gun violence or support that d.h.s. can give to a state or locality? caller: in a couple of areas. guest: i mentioned that they do cybersecurity assistance. they have staff in the field and at d.h.s. headquarters that is can provide a number of different security issues. they also can help with planning as far as planning for what
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could go wrong and what if something does go wrong. one of the things they've done that is low-tech but fairly well received is these posters and each locality has a different and they lape different steps and incident response that these localities are taking. host: our guest is vijay d'souza with the government accountability office. we're talking about their report on home-court advantage -- homeland security efforts and how safe for the 2020 elections. we welcome your call. 202-748-8001 for republicans. 202-748-8000 for all others. you can send us a text at 202-748-8003. you just mention this, after the g.a.o.'s critique, d.h.s. releases 2020 election security plan.
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what's the biggest takeaway from that security plan that's different than had been in previous 2018-2016 elections? guest: so i haven't looked at detail in the release plan so i don't want to comment in detail but it largely adheres to what we saw to the draft plan which is laying how four major areas of effort. that is working with political campaigns, kind of public information and awareness about the potential for disinformation and general information sharing. so it lays up those four areas. our report focus on the fact that d.h.s. planned to do detail operational plans for two of those four areas. and we had recommended that they do that for all of the areas. host: this is a somewhat related chute first out of the election is the iowa caucus. did you see the lessons that could be learned in the nationwide election from that iowa problem?
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guest: so we didn't look specifically for this report. our work was more general in nature. i would say one thing, one interesting takeaway i think from iowa is just that i think when people think of cybersecurity, they think of hackers and they think of very high-tech stuff but sometimes just whether something works could be a cybersecurity issue. so i think when people think of cybersecurity, they need to think broadly about a number of different issues. host: there are some problems that people themselves bring to the election in terms of their ability, familiarity with technology? guest: yes, but another important issue for people which is something that d.h.s. mentions in its plan is the role of people in sharing disinformation and one of the things is personal awareness, being careful before you share hings on social media.
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host: to buck in lexington, texas. first up this morning. go ahead. caller: yes, sir. what do y'all do if somebody hacks the elections? what would you do about it? guest: so i think that's a good question up top of mind for a lot of folks. again, one thing to keep in mind is there's not one central system in the u.s. operating elections. there's over 10,000 localities. each of them does things a number of different ways and part of what they need do before an election is how the incident response plan in place. so thinking about what if our system went down? what if we had some problems? what if, you know, there was some surprises? so there's a number of different things that would have to happen. you would have backup plans. you would have an audit trail to go back and count votes. you would have public information, messages. so as far as people would maintain trust in the system. so it depends on the specifics
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of the events but you need to have plans for a variety of different incidents ahead of time. host: to concord, new hampshire, we hear from nancy next. good morning. caller: hi, there. i'm just curious about the obstruction in the senate with the legislation. just last week, the senate, again, blocked three election security bills. mitch mcconnell just won't bring them up. this is like a scam and we just saw new hampshire, had our election last night and iowa had an issue the other day and they're saying they can't get the house that they were asking for. so there seems to be a disconnect here and we're really curious. so thanks and i'll take my call off the air. host: are there legislative efforts, other things that d.h.s. would like to have more ability to do that they don't have now that congress could help with? guest: well i think, i think d.h.s. has stated that more staff would definitely be help nfl the cybersecurity area. they have at the time of our
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review, they did have additional staff in d.h.s. headquarters. so i think that's something that they had expressed an interest in. host: and that caller referenced debate in cybersecurity. ron from oregon was bringing that up on the floor last week. here's some of what he had to say. n: there is not one single nationwide election cybersecurity standard on the books. that means there's not even a prohibition on voting machines having an open connection to the internet. mr. president and colleagues, that is the equivalent of stashing our ballots in the kremlin. there's no such cybersecurity prediction -- prohibition.
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this body has refused that. we know russian hackers probed all 50 state election systems. they hacked at least one election vendor. russians penetrated two florida county election systems according to florida governor. hat's just what we know about. guest: it's important to remember that elections are operated by states and localities in the u.s. initially in 2017 when the election infrastructure was designated as critical infrastructure that the government had to help protect, there was some resistance from states and localities about federal overreach and controlling the state and local functions but our report did find that d.h.s. had done a lot to develop trust.
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with respect to standards, the election assistance commission which is another federal agency does produce voluntary standards. so there is something there. host: the report comes from the .ign and infrastructure group just some highlight there is that plan. they say that d.h.s. should deploy sign security protect the security advicers to all regions in assessing risks and developing security plans and offer assistance if cyber incidents occur. what would be a typical cyber incident? guest: we're not sure what a typical cyber incident would be. one of the most common thing is phishing but that's not something that you would discover election night. that's something that might appen ahead of time.
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an incident could involve with just people. we shared a lot about coronavirus freezing people. what happens if half the staff called out sick? what you? when people think of cyber incidents, that can be pretty low-tech and can be just people. host: let's go to linda next, democrats line, orlando, florida. good morning. caller: good morning. how are you? ost: fine. caller: when will we find out exactly what counties were hacked in florida? i've been waiting for this since -- since it happened. and we still don't know exactly which counties were hacked.
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host: vijay d'souza, do you know what she's talking about? guest: so i think there's some public reports about some issues that the caller's referring to. you know, the department of justice has an important role in election security efforts as well. the f.b.i. investigates potential attacks. they would be responsible for determining whether to disclose those sorts of issues. i guess one thing i do want to mention and i think it's important for people to know is d.h.s. has funded something called information sharing and analysis center and that's an organization where department of justice, all these localities can get together and share information both prior to and during elections on things you're seeing, even potentially things you're seeing, things you're not sure about and we've heard that people have responded pretty positively to that. host: will there be a war room, a central location for homeland security on election night? guest: yeah, they have the
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facility to do that. that's what the they will do that and when d.h.s. did it, d.h.s. did two nationwide exercises to plan for elections. what we saw is each state often has its own sort of war room or information sharing center for election night. host: let's hear from wisconsin next. brian from wisconsin. independent line. caller: yes. hank you for taking my call. we have the if same problems with local elections as we do national elections. thank you and i'll -- host: ok, brian. guest: so i think again, that's a good point. all national elections are essentially a collection of local elections. it's the same infrastructure. it's the same people running the ballot. the same people counting the votes. there's not a distinction. something else that i think is
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interesting is if you look at the diversity of localities in the u.s., the problems that a small rural jurisdiction with, you know, a few thousand voters can be different than what a major city is going to face as far as problems. host: silver spring, maryland, democrats line. katy, good morning. caller: hi, good morning. thank you very much for taking my call and thank you for c-span. i got a question about verifying elections have been melding in. how do you verify the legitimacy of the election in case somebody were to say the results are not valid because of some problem with voting how do you show that the results are valid? thank you. host: good question. thanks. guest: sure. that's an excellent question. it's really important to have an auto trail that's would be to the things that it's mentioned and it's a pretty widely
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accepted goal is to have good audit plan and ability to do -- they're called risk limiting audit which is a way to go through the results after the fact and confirm that everything is as it appears to be. host: and our guest, vijay d'souza with government accountability office. he is the director of the information technology and cybersecurity program. taking a look at homeland security and their efforts on election 2020. the report that you generated this audit, this report on d.h.s. was that a regular report you would have done in any way or were you prompting them to ct and get this plan released? guest: in this case, there were some language written that they asked us to look at this area. host: ok. carl is next from maryland. independent line. good morning, carl. go ahead. caller: good morning. and thank you for taking my call. i have a question for this young man.
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i would like the jurisdiction tampering or maybe a jurisdiction that has been infiltrated more so than others. how does the agency detect that and let us know that they have -- well, a fairly well eye on that problem area of that election security? thank you. host: and carl, give us an example. you're saying jurisdiction. what in particular are you getting at? aller: well, i mean in the districts -- republican and democratic distribution -- districts that are heavily populated or a favorite candidate like today, we have a republican president. or the jurisdictions that are more heavily infiltrated than others if i make myself clear. thank you. host: does that make any sense?
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guest: each locality has different measures in place regarding election security, voter registrations. the rules differ from state to state as far as how they would handle that. again, primarily, it's going to a state and local function and d.h.s. would offer assistance if asked. host: you keep pointing out and it's a good thing that local -- national elections are basically locke elections. all elections are run by local officials, state officials at the polling place. in your report when you look at what d.h.s. is doing, are there areas that are states and localities that they're concerned about? guest: so we didn't hear any specific concerns like that. i think one of the challenges that d.h.s. faces and this is raised in two reviews that were done of its efforts for the 2018 election cycle is tailoring the services to vasiliy different localities. i use the previous example of a small rural jurisdiction versus
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a major metropolitan area. the types of help that those localities is going to need is very different. the types of issues they may face is very different. so i think that's the challenge. host: next is coleman in tulsa, oklahoma on the republican line. good morning. caller: good morning. talking about election security, you know, one of the big issues the democrats and the -- in the media are totally pete rosed to voter i.d. at elections. just, media basically you know, should play a very big role in the issue of information ofting to the voters and one the problems, you know, that we trump supporters have is the media is basically controlled by certain corporations, cnn is own
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comcast, , msnbc -- owns "then owner also washington post" all of these are strong democratic supporters. and so we have a problem as trump supporters to see that here is true fairness in the elections dealing with no voter .d. and corruption does take place particularly in area of illegal voting in sanctuary cities. host: go. go to new jersey to hear from virginia on our republican line.
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caller: the gentleman is the security guy, correct? for the national -- what is the -- host: government accountability office. caller: government accountability. great. i got a great question for you. with the bloomberg guy, right? he is responsible on a congressional record for the housing market collapse. him not participating in any of this primary in these traveling events -- host: matthew, a little bit off our subject area. we'll go to virginia in sewell, new jersey, independent line. go ahead. caller: yes, good morning. host: morning. caller: my question concerns where our voting machines are manufactured. i read recently or probably it -- maybe five years ago that we have to purchase them offshore. i'm concerned about that because
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i believe that that allows them to put in software in these machines that they can easily manipulate any voting machine that they manufactured. and since there's no inspections. so i was interested in is that still true and should we consider warning contracts and to a manufacture in this country to make the voting machines that we use? host: all right, virginia. guest: that's a really good question. what the caller is referring to are what we call supply chain issue and that's just not limited to voting machine. that's a variety of different i.t. technologies. the d.h.s. has established a coordinating council which contains a number of different election system vendors and that's something that they're taking a look at. it's important to inspect any kind of software or devices for
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security issues and flaws and that's something that they're well aware of. host: on our democrats line, wesley from chapel florida. good morning. caller: yes. good morning. i'm calling because i was a precinct supervisor and we, of course, have paper ballots. so when the voter comes in and gets a ballot and they put the ballot into the machine to be counted, if for whatever reason, maybe they made the wrong type of mark or they've put -- they voted for two people, that machine will kick it back out. and we consider that ballot as spoiled. so the voter can go over and get a new ballot. they can get up to three. now in some cases, what is happening is that these ballots that are spoiled is being put into what we call an auxiliary bin. and that bin was only supposed to have been use for two
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reasons, either power outage or we had long lines and it was extended beyond 7:00. so but what is happening when it's put into that auxiliary bin and this is during early voting, and when it goes into at night that auxiliary bin goes into the election office at night, that ballot that was spoiled and the voter left the precinct thinking that they hadn't vote because they didn't have time. most on the time, it was put in auxiliary bin because the voters have -- say i don't have time to redo that ballot. and so the precinct some of the supervisors have been allowed to put that in the auxiliary bin. it goes in to the election office at night and they're supposed to have people that will take that ballot, redo it based on what they think was the intent of the voter. and when i questioned this, they
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told me oh, well, we have three people that look at it to validate it. but that person, that voter has no idea that that ballot was redone and was counted. so as far as their record is concerned because the election office has no idea who that ballot belong to. so the record for that voter is showing that they didn't vote. host: ok, maxine in florida. an example of human potential error. guest: right. host: that you pointed out earlier. guest: a lot of sign issues are not technology issues they're people issues. it's important to have rigorous processes in place. it's important to have an audit trail, backup and be consistent. these are all things that relate to the integrity of our elections and our fairly low-tech issues that it's important to keep an eye on. host: will g.a.o. get another report on d.h.s.'s status in
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terms of security before the elections? guest: we continue to -- we made three recommendations in our report. we will continue to monitor d.h.s.'s efforts to address them and as they do address them, we'll update that and make that information publicly available. host: vijay d'souza, from government accountability office. thanks so much for being here. guest: thank you. i appreciate it. host: we will go back to talk about the 2020 new hampshire ballot. we welcome your calls and comments. 202-748-8001. democrats, 202-748-8000. and for independents, 202-748-8002. we'll be right back. ♪ >> students from across the country told us the most important issue for the presidential candidates to address. climate change, gun violence,
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election season, go deep, direct and unfiltered. see the biggest picture for yourself and make up your own mind. with c-span campaign 2020 brought to you as a public service by your television rovider. host: back to your calls for the 2020 primary in new hampshire, bernie sanders winning that race. here are the top fours. 90% of the precincts reported bernie sanders winning 25.8% of the vote. baton rouge, 24.4% -- pete uttigieg, 24.4% -- >> the reason that we won tonight in new hampshire, we won last week in iowa. [applause]
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senator sears: is because of the hard work of so many volunteers. [applause] senator sanders: and let me say tonight that this victory here is the beginning of the end for donald trump. [applause] senator sanders: with victory behind us, popular vote in iowa and the victory here tonight, we're going to nevada. we're going to south carolina. we're going to win those states
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as well. cheers and applause] senator sanders: and tonight, i want to take the opportunity to express my appreciation and respect for all of the democratic candidates we ran against. te buttigieg, amy klobuchar, elizabeth warren, joe biden. and what i can tell you with absolute certainty and i know i speak for every one of the democratic candidates is that no matter who wins and we certainly hope it's going to be us, we are going to unite together. [applause] senator sanders: we are going to unite together and defeat the most dangerous host: bernie sanders, last night, part of his victory speech. your reaction to the 2020
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primary. 202-748-8001 for republicans. democrats, it's 202-748-8000. and for independents and others, 202-748-8002. we'll hear from david first up here on our democrats line from flour mound, texas. david in texas, go ahead. caller: yeah. i just want to say that i've been democrat all my life and i can't hardly wait to start paying for everybody else's stuff after i've spent 35 years working 50-hour weeks to put my two daughters through college. host: all right. weatherford texas, republican line. karen, good morning. caller: good morning. and thank you for taking my call. now, as i understand this correctly, this guy is talking about election security. ok. i registered to vote after i
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turned 18 and the summer after i graduated high school. so i'm dating myself here. my dad went with me to vote the first time because i was nervous. i was raised democrat. he worked for bell helicopter. retired from there. so, you know, he has a government job. host: karen? caller: we used a paper ballot back then and it was marked. i heard another woman mention this. it had been completely marked. and counted manually. host: i'm going to let you go there. we're talking about election security the last segment but thanks for checking in. on to the next round of the primaries. the caucuses in nevada are set for saturday, february 22. on that, a reporter from the nevada independent, here's a tweet from megan. in nevada which holds caucuses
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february 22, warren's camp hopes to get some camp from the culinary union. maybe culinary says she doesn't want to end the health care but she isn't one of the candidate that would be protected either. bernie sanders, the culinary union critical of bernie sanders' proposal medicare for all proposal. also a tweet from mike bloomberg yesterday. mike bloomberg who didn't enter the new hampshire race but came into some news yesterday with this tweet. i apologize. i have apologized for taking too long to understand the impact of stop and frisk on black and latino communities. i inherited stop and frisk in an effort to stop gun violence. it was overjuiced. i should have cut it back sooner. story on that from the "wall street journal." they write that the former new york city mayor apologized again tuesday for supporting top and frisk policing after audio of him aggressively defending it in
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2015 and was widely shared on social media. caroline in smithfield, virginia, independent line. go ahead. caroline in smithfield, virginia, go ahead. charles in jonesboro, arkansas. you're on the air. go ahead. caller: hi. i have a question about the rule michael bloomberg in the race. i want to know what that rule was all about. how it was worded and why it was waved and why it was waved in the middle of the election and not put into effect at the eginning of the next election. i would like for bernie sanders to be asked that question during the first debate with bloomberg on the stand, ask him all that question and then ask bloomberg that question. ask if he thinks it's ethical to one person to come in with all that much money over the other
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contestants in this game, in this challenge. and overwhelmed him like that. it should be against the rules. and in my opinion, and i wonder why they -- that should be -- that's blatant cheating in my opinion and how can they cheat? i just like to know. ost: ok. host: caroline flexion in smithfield, virginia. you're on the air. go ahead. caller: yes, sir. thank you. i would be glad for any -- then e i want them to win big my soul the devil. the republicans, let them hang to god so you know they lie to god. that's their god -- stab their god the back for donald trump.
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[indiscernible] six eyes could see that -- host: not a good showing for joe biden in new hampshire yesterday. some analysis from cnn long before the polls close in new hampshire tuesday night. if you're wondering, joe biden was gone from the granite state. he left new hampshire in the late afternoon to fly to south carolina. the state that he has repeatedly called his firewall. here's the problem for biden, where is chris. the south carolina is not until february 29, 18 days from now. there will be one vote between wednesday and then the nevada caucus is on february 22 and two debates, one february 19 in las vegas and the other february 25 in charleston. those are rightly understood as oasis in the political desert. >> the fight for donald trump is just beginning.
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2kd thank you. it is important that our nevada have spoken but we need to hear it from nevada, south carolina and super tuesday states to be on. we're moving in an especially important phase because up till now, we haven't heard from the most committed constituents from the democratic party the african-american community. [applause] >> and the fastest growing segment of society the latino community. i want y'all to think of a number. 99.9%. that's the percentage of african-american voter who is have not yet had a chance to vote in america. one more number. 99.8. %. that's the percentage of latino voter who is haven't had a chance to vote. so you hear all these pundits and experts talk about the race. tell them. it ain't over, man. we're just getting started. [applause]
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our votes count too. we're not going to let anyone take this election away from me. i've said many times. you can't be the democratic nominee and you can't win a general election unless you have overwhelming support from black and brown voters. it's just very simple. no. it's a natural fact. it's true. it's absolutely true. and folks, you know, all those democrats who won against the incumbents from jimmy carter to a guy named clinton, a guy named obama, my good friend. guess what? they had overwhelming african-american support. without it, nobody's ever won. no, really. [applause] >> and you know you're in my heart. look. more important, you do not win the democratic nomination, you shouldn't be able to win it without black and brown voters. too often, your loyalty, your support, your commitment to this party have been taken for granted. i have never once in my career
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since i got involved as a kid taken it for granted and i give you my word as a biden. i've never, ever, ever will. host: and that is joe biden last night in south carolina. this is politco this morning the headline "blood in the water. biden campaign reels after the ew hampshire trouncing." michigan, you're on the air. go ahead. caller: thank you for taking my call. host: sure. caller: i want to bring something here. actually, i'm an independent and i just couldn't get on the independent line. there's something that's really bothered me about mr. sanders.
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number 15 captured one or both on the political parties on the united states. that's one of the goals to overthrow our country. it would be very wise that if everybody in your listening audience would look up these goals and see how much reality is coming to past as far as the communist party taking over america. thank you. host: washington, maryland, mary. hello there. caller: good morning. i want to push back on that caller from michigan. there's not going to be any communist party taking over. you know, bernie sanders is not a communist. he's a socialist. and there's nothing wrong with socialist and let me explain something to you people. if you don't like socialist, republicans, why don't you give up your social security, your medicare, your med care --
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medicaid. put in your own roads. build your own hospitals. put in your own police apartment in your neighborhood. do it all yourself. because that is what socialism is. and canada is a capitalist country with socialist policies. get your rings out of the fan and learn something. bernie sanders is going to be the next president. trump is so bad that he has .alvanized the troops and we will vote party line if we have to. and looks like we're going to have to. i do not like pete but if i have to vote for him, i will. caller: i think something went on there but my main point is
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bernie sanders is talking about millionaires and billionaires. you know he owns three houses? nd he's a multi-millionaire. and he's trying to cover all this stuff taking away all these things but yet nothing. host: ok, richard. greg, from legsing on. doesn't matter when the nominee is. as trump proclaimed itself, the system is rigged. does anyone think after the impeachment cover-up in the roger stone sentence hearing that all is legit from greg in lexington, kentucky. amy klobuchar coming in third in new hampshire and this is the "associated press" there reporting klobuchar surged in new hampshire. can she make it count? it took a year of campaigning. countless stump speeches and a strong night on the debate stage for a little known democratic
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presidential hopeful to break into the top tier of the 2020 campaign in new hampshire. now she has less than two weeks to make it count. in minnesota, senator on tuesday, worked to turn her better than expected night into enough momentum to be competitive in next up nevada here's what she said last night. >> tonight in new hampshire as everyone had count us out, even a week ago, thank you, pundits. [laughter] >> i came back and we delivered. [applause] we have been on quite a journey together. and you've learned this about me. i never give up. but my story is nothing compared
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to the resilience that i've seen all over this country. the moms in california, who lost her child to gun violence. and even through her grief and heartbreak, she is joined the fight to keep our children safe. the immigrant who works two jobs and still struggles to put food on the table. but is determined to raise her kids in america so that they have a better future. the farmer who's facing bankruptcy because of bad trump policies, but persists in working the land just like his parents and his grandparents before him. america deserves a president who doesn't give up or give in just because a decision is hard. america deserves a president who is as resilient as her people. [applause]
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america deserves a president who's going to take on the challenges of our time, climate change and affordable education and college, immigration reforms, justice and democracy and, yes, bringing down the cost of health care. [applause] our country cannot take another four years of donald trump. the rule of law can't withstand another four years of a president who thinks that he is above it. our collective sense of dean si can't handle another four years of a president who doesn't care bout it. and our american dream cannot tolerate a president that thinks e can choose who lives it.
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host: amy klobuchar coming in third. back to your calls. mary in high ridge, missouri. democrats line. caller: hello out there. i'm calling about michael bloomberg and i think that he might have been a write-in here and there in new hampshire which i found interesting and i also find it strange that everybody is up in arms about him being a real billionaire and about he's paying his way and he's paying for his own campaign. and when you think about it, everybody knows where his money came from. it came from his own pocket. unlike the decision with citizens united where they said corporations are real people too. and the dark money has increased 10 followed since that decision
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was made. so i really don't understand why everybody dislikes bloomberg. they know where his money's coming from. the republican party, i believe, and i have read money has come through russia, through the ukraine, through the cypress bank, through deutsche bank, and directly into the national rifle association that was finally found out and went into no one an carpers and seems to understand or care about that. so i'm not for bloomberg one way or the other but i really think people ought to stop dumping on him because he's spending his own money. host: democrats line, andrew is next. caller: hello. i was really rooting for bernie sanders and i think what west
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virginia is doing wrong is not legalizing marijuana and i think there's two different sides of this government here. but one goes from, you know, believing in the people and stuff and the other just goes for big money. bernie sandersnt to win. host: all right. we'll go to miami, from tom, democrats line. what did you think about the result last night? caller: i watched it, i was impressed by amy klobuchar and pete. but i just can't vote for any of them. i never voted but one republican in my life and that was for mike turner when he ran for mayor of
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dayton and that's the only time. but i don't know if i would even vote this year. last presidential election, i voted for my two dogs. i lost one them. host: how do you that? did you have a write-in there from ohio? caller: yes, i did. host: so wait. you were able to write in the names of your two dogs in the vote? caller: yes, i was and i plan on doing it again this time. host: and this was in 2016 you did that? caller: yes. host: ok. that's miami's fergo high right,? caller: yes. host: winners and losers from the new hampshire primary. this is aaron blakes' column. "washington post".com going to scroll a bit here. the winners and losers are several of the candidates. he points out for a winner, a brokered convention he where is his --
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host: in hollywood, florida, we hear from tom next. democrats line. caller: good morning. thanks for having me. i'm little sad and a little disappointed that people of new hampshire and somewhat of iowa as well. but i would think that the people in new hampshire needs to i think i'd like bernie but he's the wrong man with the wrong message. does everybody want to get rid of their primary insurance and start a new insurance plan that we don't know how it's going to
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be paid for and we have no idea -- host: tom, who do you hope is still in the race by the time the florida primary comes round? caller: he's never lied to anybody. he's always been from the heart. yeah, he's made mistake but who of us haven't made mistakes? he has the right plan. let's fix the affordable care act. all the republicans try to make it not work. yeah t not working that great and it's not going -- let's make it work. let's fix it and everything lse, i think on his plate. and i think he can get it done and i like him and i'm going to ote for him.
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i think they're back in the wrong horse right now and i like amy and in the future, she could be a good candidate for president. stigmand of agree with a that bernie made but i don't think in this election that enough people will vote for a woman. and i voted for hillary and i don't think it's going to happen n this election. this is taylor on the
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republican line. taylor in georgetown, texas. there we go. caller: good morning. yeah. i just wanted to comment on the election last night. i was pretty sure that bernie was going to win, but, you know, i looked at some of the news reporting and was talking about bernie getting 6% last year but they're not saying that it was just him and mrs. clinton running. he's got more competition now. he had a lady that called in st a minute ago on the gentleman paying for his campaign. well, the president that's working for us for four years and he hasn't taken a dime of
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salary from the american people. i might -- my thing is i group with democrats. i'm from texas. i vote republican now. i can't understand and the economy is doing so good in new hampshire, how can half the people there vote for a socialism? i still haven't gotten that in my mind when the country is doing so well. host: ok. just one last look leer at the results from new hampshire. this is the website development to ou'll find it. host:s the how is coming in next. we will see you tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. eastern.
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the speake the r pro tempore: house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, d.c., february 12, 2020. i hereby appoint the honorable to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 7, 2020, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the chair will alternate recognition between the parties.


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